The weather for this meeting was dry but warm and humid and VERY windy. It was extremely hot inside the car, and the head wind down the main straight was taking 1.5 - 2 seconds off everyone's time.
In these difficult conditions my qualifying times were quite slow - in fact, back in the low 1:25s! I was a bit put off by these low times when the car felt quite fast, but everyone else was having the same problem. I qualified 5th out of the 6 saloon cars. My times were slightly slower again in race 1, and I finished in the same position. I was 4th in race 2 after Nelson Brown had mechanical problems and didn't finish.
Conditions were better on Sunday and I finished 3rd in race 3 with a best lap time of 1:24.0075. Race 4 was a bit more normal with a best lap of 1:23.4828 and I finished 3rd again.
I finished 3rd overall for the meeting and got my photo in Auto Action issue no. 1359 (September 23-29 2009).
Our next race is back at Mallala on 14 November for a 1-day twilight meeting.
(There may possibly be another 'big' race in Victoria before then, but I can't confirm it at this stage... stay tuned!)